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Inspirational third UBATO workshop day

We welcomed 26 art teachers from primary and secondary schools to our third University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO) workshop day on Saturday 20 May. Workshops on offer this time included eco printing, making survival blankets from crisp packets (pictured on the right), scrape painting, figure sculpting, needle felting and fusing fibres. Some of…

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Textbooks and Curriculum Resources in Primary Mathematics – dissemination event

Dr Rachel Marks, Dr Nancy Barclay and Dr Alison Barnes from the University of Brighton’s School of Education are hosting an online event next month. The Textbooks and Curriculum Resources in Primary Mathematics, a event will present key findings and recommendations from the Nuffield-funded project: The Prevalence and Use of Textbooks and Curriculum Resources in…

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Get ready for uni – live event 28 April

Our 2023 online get ready events will help you prepare for university and offer the opportunity to meet other students who’ll also be joining the School of Education in September. Join us for our school get ready for your course online event to hear about how you can prepare for your subject, and ask any…

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Meet trainee teacher: Abbey Pope

Abbey Pope is a second-year international student, from South Africa, who chose to study our Primary Education (3–7 years) BA(Hons) with QTS degree and follow her dream of becoming a teacher. We caught up with her recently to find out more about her experience:   Why did you choose to study Primary Education (3–7 years)…

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Trainee teacher making her mark in pages – and pageants

Shamima Khatun is combining teacher training at University of Brighton with success as a children’s author – and in pageants such as Miss Great Britain. Swapping the catwalk for the classroom, single parent Shamima Khatun is studying Primary English Education BA (Hons) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). But away from lectures and classrooms, she has…

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Meet Tim Laing

I am a senior lecturer and joint course leader for all undergraduate primary teaching degrees, as well as the ITE curriculum lead for primary PE. My journey to teaching I have a lifelong love of PE and sport in all its forms, created through wonderful personal experiences and opportunities in this field when growing up….

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Teaching interview advice sessions

Are you considering applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate teaching course or have already replied and received an invite to interview?  We will be running a series of online events where you will be able to speak with our friendly staff, find out more about what to expect, and learn some top tips for teaching…

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Meet one of our teaching graduates

Melanie Fryer is a year 1 teacher at Gildredge House Free School in Eastbourne and graduated from our Primary 5–11 years PGCE eight years ago. We caught up with Melanie to chat about her time at Brighton, her career and her tips for anyone thinking about training to teach. My studies at the University of…

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Research and Knowledge Exchange Conference

The School of Education is pleased to announce that our annual research and knowledge exchange conference will be returning this summer. Transforming Pedagogy and shaping futures:Using research and knowledge exchange partnerships to create innovative ideas for teaching and learning. Thursday 13 July 2023, 1pm – 7pmUniversity of BrightonFalmer Campus The conference will feature a keynote…

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Author inspires trainee teachers

We were delighted to welcome author MG Leonard to the Falmer campus as the guest at this year’s Read to Inspire event. The annual Read to Inspire event is organised for our trainee primary teachers and has welcomed a host of authors over the years including Emily Gravett, Liz Pichon, Polly Dunbar, Chris Riddell and…

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